Gettin’ Vimy With It

This one is just some guys talking about how they should do some military stuff while we get some clips of some military stuff. Then we have readings of some, I assume, real letters home from military stuff. That is all.

I don’t remember this one. If this aired during my childhood, I have no memory of it. Does that mean that this is one of the ones made after I was too old for televised indoctrination? I don’t know. It seems to me that, given the pride Canada has for the whole Vimy thing, this would have been one of the earliest Heritage Moments that they’d have wanted to make. Maybe it is one of the first and I don’t remember it because of how boring it is. It is pretty boring, after all. Without doing research (and I ain’t doin’ research!!!), I can’t be sure, but I’m assuming it is a post-my-childhood Moment.

I don’t know what to say about this one. There’s not much to it. It feels thrown together. I like the way they gave a newsreel-footage style to the bits made for this to match the real footage, but that seems to be the extent of the effort. I love the way the narrator comes along so suddenly at the end and says only “It was the first significant victory of the war.” It’s so rushed and tacked on. They just “tried” so hard to get another fact in there. Basically, I’m saying that this isn’t a great one. One out of Six Pieces of PDR’s Reviewing System Pie.

“As I looked to right and left, all I could see was Canadians.” I’ve had this happen here in Canada! I’m like the war hero guy!

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